April 15th World Art Day

It seems fitting that World Art Day comes on Tax Day here in the US. How many of you bought art and gave it to a museum to get the tax deduction? Okay, probably not too many of you but if you did, did you appreciate the art before parting with it?

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The weird part about what is considered great art by the experts is that most of us look at it and can’t even figure out what it is! It’s all about color and texture, theme and style, the artist and a critic that thinks the weirder it is, the better!

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So, one of the all time greats painted a can of tomato soup. It apparently made everyone hungry! Well today was created by the IAA general assembly, proposed by the Turkey delegates to the International Association of Arts. They picked April 15th because it is Leonardo DaVinci’s birthday. They were in Guadalajara, Mexico at the time.

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Now I do love art, maybe not so much the Elvis painted on velvet but most art. That said, there are a lot of works of art that I do not understand. I also do not uderstand how they put a value of a piece of art. At auction one bring $10 while others bring $10,000,000 dollars! (And more) They both looked pretty good to me, sometimes I even like the $10.00 one better.

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How to celebrate – Study the gret works of art. Try painting your own great work! See how many of the great artists you can name without looking them up.

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November 28th Make Your Own Head Day

Not happy with the head you’ve got? Well today is your day to do something about it! Now lets be clear here. Don’t cut off your head and throw it away, you’re going to need it before you are done. This is all about making a self-portrait of yourself, or the way you would like to look.

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You can make it out of clay, wood, stone, paper mache, silly putty or even draw yourself as you see yourself to be, or want to be. The beauty of this is that you can make yourself look exactly like you are iIf you are good enough at it), or like anyone you wish you looked like.

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You can give yourself long hair or short hair. Blonde, brunette, or a red head. Height and weight don’t matter because you are just concerned with your head. You can give yourself glasses or take them away, be bearded or clean shaven, big nose or little nose… or even no nose at all!

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You can be bald headed if you want. You can make yourself look thoughtful, comedic, or vengeful. Your choice! No one seems to lay claim to this day, maybe it’s because they didn’t do a very good job of duplicating themselves.

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How to celebrate – Make a copy of your head in whatever format you feel most competent in. Get your whole family to make their heads! Hold a contest to see who did the best job.